Tonight on Inquiry talk with MARC COLLIN, co-leader of the French band/collective NOUVELLE VAGUE. Over three CDs, Nouvelle Vague has taken cherished alternative punk and New Wave songs of the late 1970s and 1980s and re-interpreted them as bossa nova, country western and ballad tunes. The results are disorientating and delightful. On their latest release “3”, Nouvelle Vague also performs a series of duets with some of the original artists. Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen sings on Nouvelle Vague’s updated version of “Colors” and Terry Hall of the Fun Boy Three and the Specials sings on “Our Lips Are Sealed.” Also featured is an acoustic folk interpretation of “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols. For a video of Nouvelle Vague performing “Ca Plane Pour Moi” originally sung by Plastic Bertrand, go to:
Bonus: we also discuss why you should never trust what is written on Wikipedia.